Federal Acquisition and Contracting

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    Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals (CON 090)

    Course Description

    FAR Fundamentals is a four week, resident, foundational course for new hires that provides a total immersion into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (Parts 1-53) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The course will prepare the 21st century acquisition workforce to operate successfully in a web enabled environment. CON 090 is a limited lecture, research-intensive, exercised-based curriculum. Participants will analyze contracting business scenarios developed through research of the FAR and its supplements. The course is presented in four modules: Using the FAR and DFARS, Acquisition Planning, Contract Formation, and Contract Administration. Students are expected to become familiar with FAR parts 1-53. Students will be quizzed daily on FAR part knowledge, lecture/lesson content, and homework. Students should be prepared to dedicate 2-3 hours per evening for homework.

    Course Length: 20 Class Days
    CLPs: 160 hours
    Cost: Call
    COURSE OBJECTIVES
    Students who successfully complete this AMCI equivalent course will be able to:
    • Using Web-based resources, locate, cite, interpret, and determine the applicability of policies and procedures in the FAR, DFARS, DFARS PGI, and DoD class deviations.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the requirements of the acquisition planning process as mandated by law and implemented by regulation.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for acquisitions from required and preferred sources of supplies and services
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the competition requirements for a given acquisition.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine a permissible method of contracting for a given acquisition.
    • Using Web-based resources, describe the types of contracts that may be used in acquisitions.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for describing agency needs
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for publicizing contract opportunities.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the applicability of socioeconomic programs to a given acquisition.
    • 10 Identify the legal principles used by courts and boards of contract appeals to determine whether the Government has entered into a relationship involving one or more enforceable promises.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for soliciting offers.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for evaluating bids.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for evaluating competitive proposals and having exchanges with offerors after receipt of proposals.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for making contract awards.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for protests.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for the use of simplified acquisition procedures.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for the initiation of work.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for managing contractor performance.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for preparing and processing contract modifications.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for payment.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for processing contract disputes and appeals.
    • Using Web-based resources, determine the policies and procedures for terminating and closing out Government contracts.

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for New hires to the Contracting Career Field (Civilian OCC Series 1102), active military personnel and those who seek certification in the contracting field. This course must be completed by employees in the Contracting Career Field (Civilian OCC Series 1102) within the first 24 months of employment. This does not extend or alter the requirement to meet certification requirements within 24 months of assignment to an acquisition position or change in position requirements.

    Pre-requisites: None
    Pre-course Assignments: Review FAR Parts & Subparts for FAR Challenge

     

    Contact Laida Seiler at lseiler@amciweb.com for more information or to schedule this or any of AMCI's other Professional Acquisition and Contracting Training Series courses.

    Please Note: AMCI does not offer generic open-enrollment courses. We specialize in tailoring on-site training for each Federal agency or private-sector firm.

    Please contact Laida Seiler at lseiler@amciweb.com to order any classroom course for delivery in your location.